Wednesday, 31 August 2011

WHL Training Camp Roundup

- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports on former Brandon Wheat King Jason Chimera honoured the memory of a hockey friend in a very special way.

- Brandon Wheat Kings Mark Stone and Jordan Fransoo are among the prospects that'll take part with the Ottawa Senators in a rookie tournament next week, according to the Ottawa Sun.

- former Wheat King Jordan DePape (hip) continues to sit at Kamloops Blazers camp.  The Blazers reduced their camp roster to 29 players following their intrasquad game Tuesday, with the 29 including Wawanesa product Jordan Thomson.  Gregg Drinnan of the Kamloops Daily News has more.

- the Regina Pats have a new five-year lease with Evraz Place.  Greg Harder of the Regina Leader-Post reports.

- there's a battle for the #1 goaltending job in Saskatoon between 20-year old Adam Morrison and new import Andrey Makarov.  The Star-Phoenix has details.

- the WHL pre-season got underway last night with Moose Jaw doubling Swift Current 4-2 in a game that featured mainly first-year players.  The Moose Jaw Times Herald has details.

- Coming Down the Pipe spent 35 minutes talking with CHL President David Branch on its show last night.  Topics covered included the CHL/NCAA debate.

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